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MSc-PgDip Audio Acoustics

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  • Objectives
    It provides a strong theoretical understanding of audio acoustics. The programme features the acoustic aspects of audio such as digital signal processing, transducer design, room acoustics and sound reproduction.
  • Entry requirements
    This programme is for students with an engineering or science background who wish to specialise in audio acoustics.
  • Academic Title
    MSc/PgDip Audio Acoustics
  • Course description
    The generation, manipulation, and reproduction of high-quality audio signals are core elements of the rapidly-expanding communication and entertainment industry. Taught modules include: Mathematics and Vibration Transducers and Sound Reinforcement Acoustics and Signal Systems Psychoacoustics Digital Signal Processing Numerical Techniques Room Acoustics Transducer Design. MSc students will also study an individual project.

    For those studying away from Salford, support is via e-mail, Internet, telephone and fax, in addition to optional laboratory sessions at the University.

    Career progression
    The University has 30 years’ experience of placing graduates in key audio acoustic industries carrying out consultancy, research, development and design. Students have been able to take up positions with companies involved in mobile telephony, car audio, entertainment consoles, loudspeaker manufacture, audio components, surround sound audio, public address and sound reinforcement, building and studio design.

    Modules offered on this programme
    Module information is provided to give you an overview of the modules typically available for this programme and not a guarantee of the final programme structure. If you are interested in a specific module, please confirm with the admissions tutor that it will be offered for your cohort.

    Core Modules
    - ACOUSTICS AND SIGNAL STATISTICS
    - Mathematics and Vibrations
    - Psychoacoustics
    - Transducers and Sound Reinforcement
    - DIGITAL SIGNAL PROCESSING
    - Numerical Techniques
    - Module Specification to follow
    - Transducer Design

    Dissertation
    - MSc Acoustics Project

    Duration
    MSc: one year, full-time two or four years, part-time, depending on the number of modules studied each year
    PgDip: nine months, full-time 18 or 36 months, part-time depending on the number of modules studied each year
    MSc by distance-learning: typically takes four years plus project. Students should be prepared to set aside one full study day per week for each module studied via distance-learning

    Entry requirements
    -A first- or second-class degree in a numerate engineering or science discipline. All applicants must have a significant grounding in engineering mathematics
    -We welcome applications from students with alternative qualifications and/or significant relevant experience, subject to approval through a process of Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). For further details, contact the School
    -International students must provide evidence of a proficiency in English, please see page 37 in this brochure for further details.

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